The Honor 5X is finally available in Canada, but under a new name: the Huawei GR5.
Google announced today that they are adding a new “Local Source” tag to their Google News platform to help readers around the globe identify news sources that may be especially close to a news subject. Often these local news sources can provide additional context and perspective. A problem can rise up though when a local story goes viral and national publishers end up drowning out the local sources. Read more
Earlier today we reported on some leaked images that appear to show this year’s variant of the Moto X and the Verizon Droid branded version of the device. At the time, we noted some dots on the back of the device that we thought may be some type of support for a dock. It turns out that Lenovo may have something more significant planned for the new devices as sources now indicate the dots are actually connectors for a series of modular, swappable backplates providing all sorts of additional functions and hardware for the devices. Read more
T-Mobile has agreed to an interconnect and roaming deal with Cuba that will make it easier to call and text people in Cuba, as well as help out those that are planning to travel to Cuba with a T-Mobile phone and service. T-Mobile follows Sprint and Verizon, both of which have deals with Cuba in place already. Read more
HTC has been trying to turn their fortunes around for the past few years, but so far nothing has really worked for them. That trend is continuing, as their Q1 2016 reports are in and things are as bad as ever. Read more
The Galaxy Note 4 is one of those handsets that has always felt like it was unloved, and despite being ignored and neglected it somehow manages to subsist on hand-me-downs while its newer siblings received new and fancy things. While many worried that Samsung had, in fact, abandoned this most venerable of devices, it seems that today is the day that many Note 4 owners could only dream about. Yes, you dared to dream, and now it’s (finally) coming true. Samsung is in the process of rolling out the Marshmallow update to the Note 4 (SM-N910F) in Europe. Read more
About a month ago, I received iClever’s portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker in the mail. Over the years I have tried my fair share of portable speakers in search of the best, but I can honestly say none have compared to this one.